By DAN GATES
The Green Homes Grant Voucher scheme is now officially launched. If you are homeowner (including landlords) in England you can get up to £5000 per installation to pay part of the costs of energy efficiency and renewable heating improvements. This is doubled to £10k for low income households.
The scheme is done by vouchers which are issued to your installer.
The householder eligibility checker is here:
You must use a Trustmark registered Installer: https://www.trustmark.org.uk/find-a-tradesperson
To be eligible, you must add at least one primary measure from this list:
- solid wall insulation
- under floor insulation
- cavity wall insulation
- loft insulation
- flat or pitched roof insulation
- room in roof insulation
- insulating a park home
- air source, ground source or hybrid heat pump
- solar thermal
- biomass boilers
After that primary measure you can have additional energy saving measures (like heating controls or window improvements).
The primary measure is capped at £5k and secondary measure is capped at same level as primary- so if your primary measure is £1k your secondary measure is £1k. The scheme will only pay out 2/3 of the cost of the works.
Insulation under floors
Air source heat pump
Homeowner with benefits grant
Homeowner with benefits pays
After the grant the homeowner can still apply for the renewable heat incentive- the total RHI payment will be adjusted to take into account the grant already received.
Applications for the Green Homes Grant Scheme are available now
How can Luths help?
Independent insight including whole-building energy analysis and heating and cooling loads analysis
We can assist you with detailed reports on capital costs, tender support and contractor/technology selection.